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  • BURMA VICTORY [Main Title]

    BURMA VICTORY [Main Title]

    (film) Made by: South East Asia Command (Production company) 1945-11

    COI 497

    Film about the Allied victory in Burma.

  • homemade fighting knife with scabbard

    homemade fighting knife with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 687

    This fighting knife was made by a Sapper of the Field Park Company of the 20th Indian Division while the Division was at Kyaukse during the 1944-45 campaign in Burma. The material used was a jeep spring. The knife was owned by Captain S H Pickett, Royal...

  • Flag, Japanese soldier's personal 1941-1945

    Flag, Japanese soldier's personal 1941-1945

    (Equipment)

    FLA 325

    Flags of this type ('Hokobukuro') were carried by many Japanese soldiers to enhance personal good luck and patriotic virtue. By tradition they were inscribed by friends, family and acquaintances, and often featured sentiments of good fortune,...

  • medical and other items in canvas holdall

    medical and other items in canvas holdall

    (Equipment)

    SUR 549

    Rolled khaki canvas holdall containing three rolled bandages (one large loose, one rolled and wrapped in wax paper and one in original paper wrapper, glass bottle with metal screw cap and paper label containing aspirin (yellow tablets); two Omnopon...

  • badge, formation, Indian, XV Indian Corps

    badge, formation, Indian, XV Indian Corps

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 4129

    Second World War Indian Army higher formation badge for XV Indian Corps. Formation note: XV Indian Corps fought in the second and third Arakan Campaigns and the rest of the Burma campaign as part of 14th Army; it had the distinction of mounting nine...

  • badge, formation, Indian, XXXIII Indian Corps

    badge, formation, Indian, XXXIII Indian Corps

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 4148

    Second World War Indian Army higher formation badge for XXXIII Indian Corps. Formation note: see INS 4147.

  • badge, formation, Indian, 17th Indian Division

    badge, formation, Indian, 17th Indian Division

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 4127

    Second World War Indian Army formation badge for 17th Indian Infantry Division. The original formation badge featured a streak of lightning, but after the Japanese radio propagandist, Tokyo Rose, had called it 'the division whose sign is a yellow...

  • badge, formation, Indian, XV Indian Corps

    badge, formation, Indian, XV Indian Corps

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 652

    Second World War British Commonwealth Army formation badges for XV Indian Corps (15th Indian Corps), pair in printed cloth, associated with the service of Brigadier C C Swift in the Royal Engineers. Formation note: XV Indian Corps (15th Indian Corps)...

  • badge, formation, African, 11th East African Division

    badge, formation, African, 11th East African Division

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 4123

    Second World War British Commonwealth formation badge for 11th (East African) Division. The double-horned rhino adopted by the division was only found in East Africa and in particular in Kenya and Tanganyika. When 21 (East African) Infantry Brigade...

  • badge, formation, Indian, 19th Indian Division

    badge, formation, Indian, 19th Indian Division

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 4155

    Second World War Indian Army formation badge for 19th Indian Division, as a result of the emblem on the badge the division became known as the 'Dagger Division'. It was originally formed under the command of Major-General Sir John Smyth VC...

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